In collaboration with the Indigenous Institute of the Americas, the 11th Annual Santa Fe Days in the Park takes place March 14-15, 2015 at Sandy Lake Park in Carrollton. Santa Fe Days in the Park is one of North Texas’ premiere cultural events, showcasing the vast works of American Indian artisans from all parts of the United States. Between 10:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. both days of the event, visitors can explore and purchase true, natural turquoise jewelry, beautiful sterling silverwork, beadwork, leather work, hand-tied dance shawls, knives and one of a kind paintings, all handcrafted by authentic Native American Indian jewelers and artisans. For only $2.00, all visitors gain access to the park where the public can experience the richness of American Indian cultures including the sights and sounds of Plains Indian Dancers and the Mitotiliztli Yaoyollohtli Aztec Dancers with the vibrant beat and songs of southern drum group, Bear Claw Singers. The newest entertainment group, the Chikashasha Hithla Dancers, will also be showcasing stomp dance traditions from the Chickasaw Nation. Patrons have the opportunity to hear stories from long ago, learn how a Gorget, a beautiful shell necklace, is made; learn to finger weave and enjoy Indian Tacos and Fry bread from two of the best cooking groups in North Texas. The event is welcome to all ages and children and families will be able to learn how to make dream catchers, beadwork, talking sticks and more. This year’s cultural path features a unique interactive, educational opportunity to learn about Native American Indian medicine practices with plants and food. Families can even visit the brand new Indigenous Grocery store to buy buffalo jerky and blue corn meal. This year, over 40 tribes will be represented with over 70 Native American artists. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo, Pinterest, LinkedIn, and YouTube and visit us at Meetup.com. Check in with our website, http://www.santafedays.com/, for more entertainment announcements and details.
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